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Josh Whalen

Josh Whalen

Biography

Date of Birth
Jul 7, 1995
Hometown
Napanee, Ont.
Home Club
Napanee Golf & Country Club
School
Kent State (alumnus)
Years on Team
2

Napanee, Ont., native Josh Whalen returns for a second campaign with the national team after a strong maiden season. Whalen finished tied for 4th at the Tailhade Cup in Argentina, helping the Canadian squad take home the team title alongside teammate Joey Savoie. The Kent State alumnus posted top-25 finishes at the Argentine Amateur, Azalea Invitational and Porter Cup.

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

Terry, J-Dub, Whalen

Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.

I was first introduced by my Grandpa, he would take me out to the course when he would babysit me.  He was always my playing partner until I was old enough to be out there by myself or with other kids.

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

Plain and simple, one little red dot to the right of the number.

Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

I have one older sister who is 24.

Q: What was the last book you read?

I would have to say a textbook or book I had to read in University.

Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Mark Wahlberg

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

Love being out on the ice especially the pond.

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

Sprints

Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

An entry form tournament in Australia.

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

Friends and family.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

Always use the same ball marker and divot repair tool.

Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

Nothing crazy, old pin sheets, food wrappers.

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

Drive by Alan Jackson

Highlights

  • R4 – 2019 NSW Amateur Match Play
  • 5th – 2018 Argentinian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • 3rd – 2018 Flagstick Open
  • T11 – 2018 Azalea Invitational
  • T32 – 2018 Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship
  • T17 – 2017 Argentina Amateur
  • T4 – 2017 Tailhade Cup (individual)
  • Champion – 2017 Tailhade Cup (team)
  • 3rd – 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur
  • T13 – 2017 Northeast Amateur
  • T6 – 2017 Sunnehanna Amateur
  • T15 – 2017 Monroe Invitational
  • T9 – 2017 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (NCAA)
  • 2nd – 2017 Boilermaker Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2017 32nd annual Lousiana Classics (NCAA)
  • T10 – 2017 Bank of Tennessee at Blackthorn (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2016 Porter Cup
  • 2nd – 2015 Ontario Men’s Amateur

Equipment

Driver: Ping G 8.5 degree loft

Woods: Ping G25 3 wood 15 degree loft

Irons: Ping I Blade 4-PW, Ping Rapture 2 iron

Wedges: Ping Glife 2.0 50, 56, 60

Putter: Ping Vault Voss

Ball: Titleist ProV1X

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